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The Wrench

By (author) Primo Levi





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'This is not a book for journalists. Civil servants, too, will feel uneasy while reading it, and as for lawyers, they will never sleep again. For it is about a man in his capacity as homo faber, a maker of things with his hands, and what has any of us ever made but words. I say it is about the man who makes; truly, it is more a hymn of praise than a description, and not only because the toiler who is the hero of the book is a hero indeed - a figure, in his humanity, simplicity, worthy of inclusion in the catalogue of mythical giants alongside Hercules, Atlas, Gargantua and Orion. He is Faussone, a rigger' Bernard Levin, The Times

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Publisher | Little, Brown Book Group
Published date | 10 Jan 2019
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Format | Paperback / softback
Pages | 256
Dimensions | 198 x 126 x 0mm (L x W x H)
Weight | 0g
ISBN | 978-0-3491-4289-0
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BISAC | fiction / general


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